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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> this week, the post-election rubio. >> i still wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> and where do we go from here? >> mr. president, we stand ready to work with you. >> the republicans take a look at their game plan. >> i think republicans have done a lousy job of reaching out to people of color. >> an amazing campaign. let me be clear. i did not bill that. you build that. >> also a look at ballot initiatives, including legalizing pot. >> this is the best day of my life. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it was a long, anxious night for a lot of people in this town and across the nation, but then the networks called ohio and you knew it was over. the president won 93% of african-americans, a 71% of hispanics, more women than romney. he won 52% of voters under 34. half the independent voters. 54% of those who make over $100,000 a year. first we will hear from the president. >> i believe we can lead this future together because
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Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm PST
remember about this election? >> well, the first thing i'll remember is the way people turned out to vote in this election in the face of tremendous voter suppression efforts. and i just think they've been really american heroes because they stood up and said, "you are not going to take the vote away from us." some people stood in line for six, seven and eight hours. some had been in areas that had been damaged by the storm. and i just think that they were there upholding democracy. so that's the first thing that i remember about it. >> they were also there making delicious pecan tarts. because when i voted, the kids in the school were selling baking goods, and they were having a great time of it. what will you remember? >> oh, that's a tough one to say. i think that for a lot of conservatives and a lot of republicans this was a very disappointing election that opened a lot of folks' eyes to some of the deeper changes that have happened in the country, much more so in some respects than the 2008 election -- which i think a lot of folks wrote off as a one off, as a fluke, something that re
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
would call an election. members of the opposition are putting more and more pressure on him to follow through. he faces division within his party. noda said during the summer he would call an election and sometime soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i'm responsible for my own words and i take their weight very seriously. >> he told his secretary party that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. he said three conditions for calling the election including passing a debt financing bill. lawmakers said they expect it soon high pressure he said he's concerned about the prospect of early elections. one of the world's biggest consumers of fuel may be self-relia self-reliant. u.s. us a makers churn out car after car but it seems americans will making more fuel to power them. >> that's light. industry analysts expect a major shift will take place in the near future. we're hearing the united states will become the world's largest oil producer in the next five years. the iea said u.s. oil output would surpass saudi arabia. commercial production has
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Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
defies a fragile economy and high unemployment to win the election, telling the american people the best is yet to come. >> appeals from angela merkel to her european partners -- an end to the eurozone debt crisis will require more unity. >> and a parliamentary vote on another round of austerity cuts in greece. >> thanks for joining us. barack obama has won his second term in office as president of the united states, but his celebrations will be short-lived as the multitude of urgent issues on his desk draws him back to work without delay. >> the first order of business will be to negotiate a new budget deal in congress by the end of the year. otherwise, and harsh plan of spending cuts and tax increases are due to go into effect. we will hear more about that later on in the show, but first, a look back at how things play out on election night in the u.s. >> his face said it all -- president barack obama had to fight hard to keep his job in a tough race against his republican challenger, but once the result was clear, his first message to the american people was one of unity. >> it does n
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Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
send the united states back into recession. >> barack obama back at work after his election reached out with republicans today saying he wants to reach a solution but only f the ridges are asked to give more. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenge, but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors, middle-class families, to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, are not asked to pay one dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. "the very clear word from the newly elected president. what do you think? you have the president inviting congress to the white house next week. is this going to be the meeting where we avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i don't think so. i think republicans and democrats are going to come together to the white house and they will begin their negotiations. this will take a while. it will take a few weeks. democrats and republicans are determined to avoid the fiscal cliff and they both know how important it is. if they do not find
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans into place. representatives hopeful met with supporters of independent candidate. they began crafting a common platform. they will select a candidate. now recent opinion polls suggest that opposition candidates must join forces to upset the ruling party candidate. she said disputed islands in the sea of japan's are southern territory and not the subject of any negotiations. japan claims the islands control them. she was positive toward the idea of a free trade agreement toward japan. negotiations have been suspended since 2004. >> translator: japan is an important friend of south korea. a free trade agreement would help increase economic cooperation between the two countries. >> park had previously referred to north korea and stressed her country would not tolerate provocations such as nuclear missile development. north korea responded with a statement saying the pledges are more threatening than the current. >>> many world leaders found comfort in the status quo with the re-election of barack o
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Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >> elections chinese-style. the communist party votes for its new central committee as beijing's political moves ahead. >> picnics in persia -- a photographer explores the quiet defiance of everyday life. "stop these suicidal policies" -- that was the message from one spanish union leader as millions joint strikes this morning across southern europe. >> it is being called a european day of action and solidarity, and its target is the austerity that is sweeping the region. >> unions say the spending cuts and tax hikes are condemning their countries two years of recession and massive unemployment. >> in a moment, we will get the reaction from brussels and go live to madrid, but first, this report. >> protesters have come to vent their anger, and from early on, by a police in spain were braced for a long day -- riot police in spain were braced for a long day. unemployment stands at 25% in spain, the highest in the european union. every week brings fresh job cuts, and frustration is growing. spain's economy is set to shrink by another 1.5% this year. there were similar scenes in several metro
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we saw many americans celebrating the re-election of president obama but it seems the mood was different on wall street. >> it really was. we're seeing the reactions following the elections. investors really concerned about tax and spending issues and that's going to be a major focus going forward. government spending cults and tax hikes are set to go into effect at the end of the year. the so-called fiscal cliff. investors worry obama will be unable to resolve the crisis with the house of representatives still controlled by the republicans. the key index on the new york stock exchange fell sharply when markets reopened after the election. the dow jones industrial average at one point lost over 360 points. the index finished the day at 12,932, down 2.3% from the previous day's close. new york stocks dliped from the start as investor concerns shifted to how obama will address the country's economic challenges. they're particularly worried the fiscal cliff could weigh down u.s. growth into the new year. >> it's a pretty sad day for wal
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
congress wednesday. the meeting is held every five years. delegates elected new members for the central committee. those members will meet thursday to choose the lineup for the party's political bureau and the core group of leaders who sit on the elite politburo committee. president hu, premier wen jiabao, and five members will retire. vice president show gin being and others are expected to remain and be joined by a new generation of leaders. analysts say xi will take over from hu as the president's general pear. president hu has held the position for tennessee years. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party leadership and with chinese character hold high the great banner of socialism. >> sources close to the party say the number of standing committee members will be reduced from the current nine to seven. analysts say xi and li could be joined by the vice premier, the vice premier, head of the publicity department, and the party secretary. that lineup would mean china's main decision-making body would be dominated by officials close to the former president who has
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm PST
corruption. >> chided elects a new leadership only once every 10 years, so it is reason enough for people to be curious, for their security to be tighter than usual. >> ordinary people like me cannot take part in any of this. we have to stay out. >> inside, there was a carefully orchestrated exchange of power. hu jintao said china would never copy a western political system. he then raised china's problem number one. >> we must improve the anti- corruption system and implement a system of responsibility to build a clean government. >> the delegates are all too aware that corruption scandals and misuse of authority are the main reasons for spontaneous demonstrations and unrest. here at the provincial plan for cigarette lighters, workers also fear that economic growth could slow. a decline in foreign demand for chinese products could soon cost them a small piece of prosperity they have secured so far. that is why the communist party leadership is promising to strengthen domestic demand. >> we aim to double 2010 gdp in per-capita income for both urban and rural residents by 2020. >> higher w
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
on the crucial battleground states and those undecided voters. >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. and that's why in november we're going to elect a person and a team and a people who are gonna come together to bring real change and big change to america. [ cheers and applause ] >> we imagine a better america, and then we work hard to make it happen. that's who we are. that's why i'm asking for your vote. and if you give me your vote, i promise you, you will always have a president who hears your voices. >> in the meantime, sandy unleashed her wrath of fury along the east coast after killing at least 66 people in the caribbean. the monster storm packed hurricane-strength winds, torrential rain, and caused massive damage as it ripped through north carolina, delaware, and up the seaboard through the new york city area. also, microsoft launching its new windows 8 operating system and surface tablet with a major redesign. this is the biggest overhaul of the tech giant's operating software in nearly 20 years. >> what we've done is actually reimagined windows, and we've reimagin
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >>> southeast asia is the destination of u.s. president barack obama's first official trip since the election. the white house announced on thursday that president obama will visit southeast asia from november 17th to the 20th. the itinerary includes stops in thailand, cambodia, and myanmar, making him the first u.s. president to visit the formerly reclusive country. nhk world's jun kobayashi has more. >> reporter: just a few years ago, a visit by a u.s. president to myanmar was unthinkable. but that is changing as the former military regime continues reforms following years of isolation. now president obama is set to make a landmark trip to the country, following up on the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton's visit last year. president obama plans to meet with president thein sein and opposition leader aung san suu kyi. the government of myanmar is bolstering democratization and economic reforms. obama's visit could be seen as a sign of approval of the efforts. but he is also expected to encourage politicians to do more to achieve their goals. the u.s. president is also scheduled to att
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
his first press conference after the election, and he would like to focus on the economy, but i think the majority of the journalists will just as more about petraeus and about general allen. the cia had eight directors in the past seven years, and it is bad for the cia, bad for the military, and bad for president obama. >> thanks for that. >> in germany, greenpeace is calling for a fresh start in the search for a long term dump for nuclear waste. >> the environmental group says a new commission should be set up to consider a range of possible sites with maximum input from the public. it says that after years of controversy, the government should give up on the old salt mine that has been the longest running candidate. >> research into weather this underground site is the right place to store nuclear waste started 35 years ago. the protests against it are just as old. greenpeace says it is time to change tack and that the search for a storage site for nuclear waste should start from scratch with greater involvement by ordinary people. >> a permanent storage site can only work if there
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
. two south korean presidential candidates who joined forces for next month's election are thrashing out which one will stand. unaffiliated politician xiu and mu ching of the democratic united party struck a deal they won't stand against each other. south koreans have shown in polls a joint candidate would match the front-runner from the ruling party. members of both camps are currently discussing how to decide on who should stand. local media have proposed the idea of a tv debate and an opinion poll. both sides say a decision will be made by this month's registration deadline. >>> an enjoy from afghanistan asked pakistan for help in establishing peace talks with the taliban. he was expected to ask pakistani officials to use their influence to start a dialog. they're working against a deadline, the international forces and their combat missions in two years. >> afghan enjoy heads the country's council for peace talks with the taliban. he arrived in islam bad on monday. he was expected to ask pakistan to broker talks between the afghan government and the taliban. >> translator: we will be
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